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Why Does Anyone Need to Read About Celebrities?

Samaritan01 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:41 PM
First of all no Conservative should ever argue gun rights from a stand point of "need", the Second Amendment enumerates the Right of gun ownership that comes from God, period. The issue of need never enters into the argument even if we actually do need to own a firearm, again firearm ownership is a Right and I would no more argue this from a stand point of need than I would argue my "need" for freedom of speech, religion and so forth. Secondly, if everyone actually knew first-hand how scummy most Hollywood types are in real life they would rapidly lose their interest in the glitterati and spend more time in important pursuits like family, religion and (Oh, I don't know....) maybe shooting sports.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:55 PM
Firearm ownership follows from the right to all property ownership, which inheres in the human person by nature (I prefer not to say "comes from God", though that is the right's ultimate source, so as to avoid religious debate in what is not directly a religious issue). Like all property rights, it's mainly negative—you have a right not to be dispossessed, but if you don't happen to have something, including a gun, your rights are not being violated.
Samaritan01 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:51 PM
And from whence does the "Right" to own property come?

Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"

Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip."

CNN's Don Lemon, who does not fit the usual profile of the avid hunter and outdoorsman, demanded, "Who needs an assault rifle to go...